Unification of Breast PACS with Insignia PACS at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Insignia Medical Systems, the pioneering UK based Enterprise Imaging provider, is pleased to announce the successful unification of a new Insignia Breast PACS with the current Insignia PACS at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with over 87,000  mammography studies migrated to the new Insignia system.

This fusing of the two departments has seen numerous benefits across the Trust, with one of the biggest improvements being the unification of the patient imaging record, allowing immediate comparison with associated prior imaging from other modalities, in addition to those from other Trusts, due to their image sharing setup with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Speaking about the migration, Andrew Scott, PACS Manager, Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust commented, “The unification of the Breast PACS system with our solution from Insignia has helped to streamline processes significantly and provided the structure for a far greater level of data quality for Breast Imaging. With Insignia, we now have improved flexibility of service and a robust technical solution to support it.”

Debbie Noble, Breast Imaging Services Manager, Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust “The migration of breast imaging into the main hospital PACS system has improved efficiencies both within imaging and beyond, supported by the ability to view multi-modality images within the same system. Clinical efficiencies have become particularly evident with imaging sharing capabilities and the preparation of MDT meetings, both of which previously involved manual intervention in pushing images between systems.”

The whole process took one month, with both the Insignia and Trust’s IT department working together to ensure a smooth migration process. With new reporting workstations, and self-monitoring diagnostic monitors, the system is streamlined producing huge time savings as staff no longer have a requirement to pull and push images manually for reporting to be possible.